10 Reasons You Have To R-E-S-P-E-C-T Aretha Franklin On Her 71st Birthday

Aretha Franklin is the Undisputed Queen of Soul. Don't believe us? Kindly refer to her first tweet:

 

 

That's pretty official.

Well, today the UQoS turns 71, and after blasting "Respect" on loop since midnight, we're feeling mad empowered. Ms. Aretha Franklin must feel this way all the time; she really doesn't need to literally demand respect to receive it.

Here are ten reasons why:

 1. This.

2. That.

3. Fur.

4. 'Tude.

5. This.

6. Hey, Grammy.

7. Pose.

8. This.

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9. Queen.

10. She shares a birthday with this guy.

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Respect.

 

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